Ambergeddon | Ale Asylum

very good
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Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a fury of hop flavor and a hint of malt backbone, this west coast amber is part ale, part sensory eruption, and all American.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-15-2006

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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 173
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a traditional pint.

Appearance- heavy amber color that lightens towards the bottom.

Aroma- Immediate nose of hops followed by the malt.

Flavor- An extremely unique tasting amber - strong hops and abv strength throughout the taste. The amber characteristic stand beneath the surface.

Mouthfeel- Smooth upfront with a bite towards the end.

Overall- Not a traditional amber by any means - very strong hop characteristics and a high ABV. If you are a fan of more traditional ambers this may not be up your alley, but a finely produced beer nonetheless. I am personally not a fan of applying 'west-coast' styles to ambers, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No best by date stamp, so who knows?
I like the dense dark head. This caps a cloudy, almost muddy darker amber body with nice red and orange highlights. Pretty good on lacing.
Fresh hop aroma. Citrus, sweet and other fruit. Hints of hoppy and grass and green.
Clearly an amber with a heavier malt quite noticeable, but this is still a hop forward beer with hop flavors up front and a strong bitterness kicking in the middle and lasting through the extra long finish. Some of the grassiness as noted in the aroma is more prominent here. Bits of sweetness in the drink.
Heavier body for a beer of this size.
Good, but not great. Flavors are a bit muddies at times (lacking refinement). Nonetheless, drinks fine and worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber body. Fizzy off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of orange juice, citrus, raw grain, caramel, biscuit, sweet malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet citrus taste with notes of caramel and orange peel. Hop bitterness with some pine resin flavor kicks in just at the right time. It lingers into the finish. Very tasty amber ale.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber, full of particles, good head.

Smell: Citrus rind.

Taste: Solid grapefruit bitterness up front. Underlying toffee sweetness and some breadiness round it out.

Overall: I'm usually a little hesitant to go for an "amber" but since I heard this was well-hopped I picked up a sixer. So it's more of a amber IPA which is more of my type of beer. Ambergeddon has a solid bitterness and enough malt underneath it to still feeel like an amber, just a hopped-up one.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BWED
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler.

A- Dark amber body with a slight haze to it. Great laced thin yellowish tab head sits on top. Good rings of lacing.

S- Toasted and sweet malt. A sweet bread kind of character. Bright hop, with maybe a bit of pine.

T- Strong malt foreground. Bready, and a dull earthy hop character.

M- Medium body. A bit of a bitter and drying finish.

O- Pretty tasty. Many good characteristics, and I like how it's more malt forward.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ambergeddon pours a darkish cloudy reddish color with a small but lasting and lacing head. There is a nice bold hoppy and malty aroma. The taste is bold, good malt backbone, with strong floral hop flavors. Drinkable and strong bold flavors. Overall a high quality red ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Ambergeddon is a good amber ale....probably one of the better ones I have tried. The beer poured a nice clear amber with frothy head that was leaving some lace. The scent carried some hops which really elevated its score. The taste had plenty of malt, slightly sweet, yet finished bitter. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this was a good offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served: poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: 1 finger of dense creamy ivory-colored head rests atop a cloudy unfiltered auburn-red brew. The cloudiness holds toward the center of the glass and abundant rising carbonation shows throughout.

Scent: sweet caramel, toasted malt, and plenty of citrusy hops. A surprisingly bold, juicy hop aroma.

Taste: first sip slapped my tongue with its bitterness, but that reaction was brief; it disappeared after the second sip. A caramely maltiness envelopes the tongue with a light toastiness. Hops leave a sort of citrus tang and a spiced tingle in the mouth. I didn't find it overbearing and the balance was very tasty!

Finish: surprisingly clean considering the unfiltered graininess. Excellent flavor!

Overall: after the wake-up call on the first pull, I really enjoyed the good flavors and balance. A very good amber that I will stock in my fridge.

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Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
3.99 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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